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RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse

Posted By: Cleobeach

RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/17/2021 08:15 PM

Fingers crossed we are sailing next month. Packing light is a challenge for us but I am determined to go as light as possible this trip.

Walking up to the Culebra lighthouse - is it a teva/keens type of walk or should we take sneakers?
Posted By: FLJim

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/17/2021 08:53 PM

Presumably you mean Culebrita. For various reasons, we haven't been there since before Irma (4 years - yipes), but I've always used Keens, no problems. Great views.
Posted By: LocalSailor

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/17/2021 09:09 PM

Culebrita lighthouse - this might help
https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowU...rita_Lighthouse-Culebra_Puerto_Rico.html

I was last there Christmas 2018, the hike has some cactus so I recommend good shoes, it is fairly steep in places and hot and dry, carry water.
We hiked from the big bay/beach on the North, for sure be aware of the Atlantic Swell
https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot...uom=E&time_diff=0&time_label=GMT
Posted By: BaardJ

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/17/2021 09:13 PM

Sturdy flip-flops (such as OluKai) will get you to the lighthouse. Sneakers are overkill if looking to pack light. First 10 minutes of trail is packed sand, followed by 10 minute uphill dirt track with loose small rocks. Lots of goat poop at the summit.
Posted By: RickG

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/17/2021 11:36 PM

If you anchor on the West side there is a road up to the lighthouse. It is pretty exposed, so bring water and a hat. I wore Tevas.

Cheers, RickG
Posted By: Cleobeach

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 01:29 AM

Thanks all! We all have very sturdy flip flops (we are an Island Pro family) and will leave the sneakers at home. Good to know about sun/need for extra water.
Posted By: jphart

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 02:23 AM

Are you intending to visit from Saint Thomas?
If so how do you intend to deal with the Covid protocols?
Posted By: Cleobeach

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 02:54 AM

Originally Posted by jphart
Are you intending to visit from Saint Thomas?
If so how do you intend to deal with the Covid protocols?


We have our tests already scheduled to meet the USVI requirements.
Posted By: BaardJ

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 03:16 PM

Note that the SVI entry requirements due to Covid are separate from the USVI requirements.
Posted By: jphart

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 03:20 PM

Originally Posted by BaardJ
Note that the SVI entry requirements due to Covid are separate from the USVI requirements.

Yes, I was asking about plans regarding entry into PR waters from USVI.
Posted By: Cleobeach

Re: RickG or anyone else who has visited the Culebra lighthouse - 01/18/2021 09:25 PM

Assuming we don't contract Covid and the captain thinks the weather will cooperate, we can meet the current PR government requirements as it relates negative results test timing a visiting the islands. Because of our professions, we have constant testing and access to 24 hour turnaround results.
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